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Obama Returns To The Post-Sandy Campaign Trail

Obama Returns To The Post-Sandy Campaign Trail

President Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since Sandy struck the U.S. His swing-state tour started in Wisconsin against a backdrop of high approval ratings from voters — and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — for his management of the federal response to the disaster.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Returns To The Campaign Trail Post-Sandy

Obama Returns To The Campaign Trail Post-Sandy

President Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since Sandy struck the U.S. His swing-state tour started in Wisconsin against a backdrop of high approval ratings from voters — and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — for his management of the federal response to the disaster.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A Boost

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A Boost

A dozen teachers, all of them Democrats, are running for seats in Ohio’s House and Senate. The surge is a byproduct of last year’s voter referendum repealing a state law that would have curbed public employees’ collective bargaining rights. Another byproduct is reusing teacher phone banks from that effort to support Obama.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney More

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney More

The effects of Sandy the superstorm could hurt turnout in blue states, but maybe for both parties. It raises the prospect of limiting the popular vote for President Obama. And while electoral votes are what matter, the popular vote still could come into play in giving the winner some sense of a mandate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But In Whose Favor?

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But In Whose Favor?

The effects of the superstorm could hurt turnout in traditionally blue states, limiting the popular vote for President Obama. But if Obama’s response to the disaster is looked upon favorably, the opposition might be less motivated to turn out.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

Freshman Republican Joe Walsh’s bombastic rants frequently get him into trouble, even with members of his own party. He’s facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Tiny N.H. Draws Big Money And Names To Gubernatorial Race

Tiny N.H. Draws Big Money And Names To Gubernatorial Race

There are 11 gubernatorial races this fall, and one of the most competitive is in the swing state of New Hampshire. Out-of-state money and political muscle are flowing into the race, which both candidates say amounts to a stark choice on social and fiscal issues.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama, Romney On Track To Spend $1B By Election Day

President Obama and the Democratic Party’s grand total is just north of $900 million dollars for the current cycle, while Mitt Romney and the Republicans topped $800 million. The numbers don’t include dollars raised and spent by superPACs or from tax-exempt groups.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

For all the attention on female voters, the gender gap is no less among white men. They voted in large numbers against Barack Obama four years ago, and are expected to do so again this year. At a motorcycle festival in Florida, some of these voters weigh in on the GOP ticket and the election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Swing-State Billboards Warning Against Voter Fraud Stir Backlash

Swing-State Billboards Warning Against Voter Fraud Stir Backlash

Civil rights groups and Democrats complain that the billboards — many located in black, Hispanic and student-dominated neighborhoods — are meant to intimidate voters.